Monday, August 16, 2010


Well it’s not my most favorite store but it could be worse. They did have the best deal this weekend on Microwaves. Not quite what I wanted but within my budget so here’s what I got.


It’s not a big as my old one and it short a few functions but at least it still can defrost and cook/reheat. I’m happy for now, I’ll keep looking for another one like I had but for now, this will do.

We had a terrific weekend. The weather was a perfect as it could of been. Not hot, not humid, no rain, all sunshine and cooler temps and breezy. It was perfect for a craft show, landscaping, reroofing and paintballing. Really the reroofing isn’t that, we are extending the eves because the splash back from all the rain is making the bottom part of the garage green so we are adding 16” on and then because reroofing isn’t in the budget this year we are going to put on flashing to extend it for now. It’s what we’ve seen they do in the UP in Michigan and it works for all their snow and rains so it should work for us.

The Eagle Court of Honor was wonderful. I am so proud of Todd and Alex. I have got to share this picture with you. It’s Jo and Kevin with their 5, did I say that loud enough 5 Eagle Scouts. And their two Scoutmasters Kevin and Sue.



The 5 brothers, Eric, Dave and Matt – back row and the latest Eagles, Alex and Todd - front

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so very proud of all of you.


Then we had our farewell to our college students. It was a great afternoon of paintball and fun. I do have to say paintballing is not for the faint of heart though, it does hurt but….well it’s worth it.

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Both Mike and I got nailed a few times. These are Mike’s trophies for this weekends. Mine, aren’t sharable, the are in parts no one would like to see, my behinder, my tummy, and close to “there”.

On the way home the sunset was the most awesome in a long time. You know me and sunsets, well Mike took a bunch of pictures for me and I’m sharing them with you.

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It was the perfect weekend. I hope you’re was grand too. Now this week we’ll finish up the roof, hopefully the landscaping, get our yard mowed before we call the Terri to come and bale it. Mike said he’d work on my water feature and ….well I’m not sure what else but I bet between daycare and all of this I’ll find other things to do too. Oh we have a craft show on Saturday, there will be an afternoon of cleaning jewelry and getting out display ready.

Okay, I’ve bored you enough. Enjoy my pictures and have a great afternoon. God Bless you all!!!


Kim said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOO! Those are some PRETTY pictures!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty sunset, I agree with Kim! Mike really has an art with photography!

I had to google paintballing. You did THAT?? I'm bowing down to salute!

What are you going to do about your LATEST wounds? I really really hope they heal soon and that you stay wound-free for a while.

Yay for new microwave!!! I feel happy to see it! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Don't need to fancy of microwave to do what needs to be done. I bought a fancy one and tried baking a cake in it. The cake blew up because I had it on the wrong setting and it took me 3 days to get it 100% clean. Now I just heat my coffee in the micro :-)

Mom vs. the boys said...

ooooohhhhh pretty pretty sunset! I haven't seen a good one in a while!
look at those injuries! now I know why I have never volunteered to go paintballing!

Baby Sister said...

Congrats on the new microwave and the eagles!! That's exciting!!
I've never been paintballing, but I think it looks like fun. :)
Beautiful pictures!! Love them!!

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Manzanita said...

Glad you had a wonderful weekend and such great scouting.

Can't seem to beat Wat-Mart for deals. First place I head, too, when an appliance bites the dust.

Keep having fun, Manzanita